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"GRADE A...spooky, heartbreaking... a hymn to her rapture and infinite resilience." - Entertainment Weekly, read review

"a magnificent behind-the-scenes view of the New York City Ballet...a compelling tale of love, friendship, and perseverance." - San Francisco Chronicle, read review

"While it does profile the work of brilliant dancer, the film also contains two complex and moving love stories as well an account of a physically devastating tragedy followed by an extraordinary tale of struggle and survival." -, read review

"It offers hardheaded commentary about the rigors of a dancer's life and how everyone who chooses a dance career is aware of its brevity." - The New York Times, read review

"Even in a wheelchair, Le Clercq, who died in 2000 at age 71, commands authority with little more than her captivating, wicked smile." - The Village Voice, read review

"no balletomane should miss this one." - The New York Post

"With its extraordinary footage and a story replete with tragic ironies, Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq often soars" - Variety

Balletomanes will delight in Nancy Buirski's captivating Afternoon of a Faun: Tannaquel Le Cierce"
- Vogue Magazine, read story (pdf file)

"A richly-layered film that measures up to its subject's own grace and complexity" - Indiewire

"THE BALLET FILM WE'VE BEEN SWOONING OVER...Tanaquil Le Clercq was a woman of grace, talent, beauty and above all else an inspiration" - Marie Claire, read story

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